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New Initiative Launched to Schools to Promote Careers in Technology and Engineering

New Initiative Launched to Schools to Promote Careers in Technology and Engineering - 20-09-2018

A new awards system is being launched to encourage children to pursue careers in engineering and technology and prevent a huge shortfall of engineers in the UK.
Private primary schools caught 'coaching' children on the 11+ exam

Private primary schools caught 'coaching' children on the 11+ exam - 04-09-2018

Private primary schools have been threatened with a Grammar school exam ban after they were caught “coaching” children for the Eleven Plus.
Secondary School Teachers Losing 11 Days Teaching Time a Year

Secondary School Teachers Losing 11 Days Teaching Time a Year - 04-09-2018

The news that mobile phones will be banned in French schools has led to calls for a similar move to happen in the UK. Supporters of a ban say that mobiles phones are a major distraction in the classroom, as well as increasing the chances of cyberbullying.
GCSE Curriculum narrowing under EBACC

GCSE Curriculum narrowing under EBACC - 23-08-2018

The number of entries from students in England taking GCSEs in subjects that are not included in the EBacc – the school performance measure introduced in 2010 by then-Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove, in one year has fallen by 11.1% from 2017 to 2018, while the number of entries in EBacc subjects has risen by 4.5%.
Top grades fall following A-Level Reforms

Top grades fall following A-Level Reforms - 19-08-2018

The number of students gaining pass grades at A-level has dropped to its lowest point in eight years amid major exam reforms.
Pseudo words creating genuine distress

Pseudo words creating genuine distress - 19-07-2018

A new survey shows that the controversial phonics check, a test for five and six year olds is is making children cry and confusing good young readers.
Physical coordination linked to academic success

Physical coordination linked to academic success - 18-07-2018

Children who struggle to catch a ball are less likely to perform well in reading, writing and maths exams, a study has found. This new research raises the possibility that schools should provide extra support to children who lack hand-eye coordination.
Health education upgrade to boost students’ mental health

Health education upgrade to boost students’ mental health - 18-07-2018

Health education is to be made compulsory in all schools in England under new government plans following growing concerns about mental health problems among young people.
Intelligent but disadvantaged students are still not achieving top GCSE grades

Intelligent but disadvantaged students are still not achieving top GCSE grades - 18-07-2018

Almost half of clever but disadvantaged students fail to secure the top GCSE grades, according to a new study from social mobility charity, The Sutton Trust.
T-level qualifications being legally challenged by exam boards

T-level qualifications being legally challenged by exam boards - 18-07-2018

Legal action has been launched against the Department for Education over the introduction of the government’s flagship technical qualification, by the body which represents exam boards.
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